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Rethinking theory and practices in developing urban open spaces in Malaysia

Abdul Malek, Nurhayati and Mariapan, Manohar (2008) Rethinking theory and practices in developing urban open spaces in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2008, 3rd - 4th December 2008, Pulau Pinang.

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Since the nineteenth century, the provision of parks has been a major focus in promoting places for relaxation and recreation. In other words, parks were designed to promote public health and to give some aesthetic value to an urban setting. Urban parks therefore can be regarded as open spaces, which cater to the needs of urban dwellers and the community as a whole. Here, urban open spaces are seen as the alternative venues for urban gateway. The fundamental focus of this paper is to provide an increasing understanding of the research, within the underlining value, belief, attitude and lifestyle of park user as well as to know how outdoor recreational activities in the Malaysian urban open space area are perceived. With urbanization and social demographic in mind, Malaysia has become an urban community which has led to realize the serious needs for urban open spaces. This paper will help to clarify the theory and literature part of the developing and managing process of urban open space which attempts to establish a deeper understanding on urban recreational spaces design and the experiences in the urban outdoor recreation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3864/4324 "Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice".
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Nurhayati Abdul Malek
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 14:31
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 14:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4324

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